Modak and More

It's that time of the year when people bring home idols of Lord Ganesha/Ganpati Bappa.A period of renewed hope and happiness.As always we had the lunch we have every year...ordered from Ketkar Bandhu at Dadar.The most important item being Ganpati Bappa's favorite sweet...Modak.This is either stuffed (and then steamed or fried) or made of mava and available in sweetmeat shops.We always have the Ukadiche Modak or steamed ones stuffed with grated coconut and jaggery.There you go...we have our version of dumplings.....all you sui mai,dimsum and momo fans.My grandmom used to fill modaks with one rupee coins when my dad was a kid (when he was old enough not to swallow then).

The other items included Steamed Kothambir Chi Vadi which was savoury with gram flour and coriander as the main ingredients.This is soft in texture.

Batatyachi Bhaaji....the simple typical Maharashtrian vegetable dry dish with mustard seeds,curry leaves and turmeric

Masale Bhaat that is spiced rice

and Flowercha Rassa,a gravy made of potatoes and cauliflower

That's the typical food one has in this festive season.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you all!


Kurush F Dalal said…
i could kill for a meal like this!!!!

looks absolutely superb ... Ganapati Bappa Morya!!
The Knife said…
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
Manisha your pics make me miss my mom in law. She makes amazing melt in your mouth modaks. It is difficult being away from home during festivals

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